Firearm Taken During Overnight Vehicle Theft

Three Vehicles Entered Overnight Tuesday

A firearm is among the items taken after a spate of vehicle break and enters in Alcona.

South Simcoe Police say there were three reports of vehicle entered overnight Tuesday in the same area. A weapon left in one of those vehicles and was subsequently stolen.

Police believe the theft took place between 3:00 and 8:00 Tuesday morning, and ask anyone who say anything suspicious in Alcona in that timeframe to get in touch. Call police at 705-436-2141, 905-775-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). Information can also be submitted online at

Thefts from vehicles are usually crimes of opportunity. Visible items tempt would-be thieves and make you prone to be a victim. South Simcoe Police advise residents to remove all items from vehicles that will act as an invitation to thieves. If it is absolutely necessary to leave items in your vehicle, they should be locked in the trunk out of plain sight.

The owner of the firearm has not been charged with any weapons-related offenses after the item was left in the car overnight.